Let me ask you a question, “Are you healthy?“
Right away, most people answer “YES” to that question. But the true answer is, most people have no idea if they are or not.
Today, I won’t get into what makes a person healthy or not healthy. Why? Because being “healthy”, if you will, is an individual thing. To one person, running a marathon means they are healthy. To someone else, being at a certain body weight is the definition of healthy. The bottom line, whatever “healthy” means to you is just that, your definition!
BUT, there are always ways to increase your health, no matter what stage of “healthy” you’re in. Some of those things are (in no specific order): Eating right, exercise regularly, stay focused on your weight, and for goodness sake, stop doing stuff that isn’t healthy!
Do you have to join a gym to exercise regularly? Of course not.
Do you have to go to some fancy clinic or doctor to control your weight? Nope.
(side note, ALWAYS consult a physician before making any major changes in your life, got it?)
Common sense is not used very often in the fitness and health field. Applying a bit of this common sense to yourself, and sticking with it, is a great start for getting fit and healthy. What I’m saying is, nothing will happen unless YOU initiate it!
Let’s start with exercising, since this is probably the easiest place to start. If you currently are on an exercise program, then you don’t need me to tell you how you feel when you’re done with your workout, right?
But what if you don’t like to work out? Not a problem, because a “workout program” doesn’t always mean to lift weights or jog 10 miles. It could be as simple as taking your sweetheart for a walk every night. Maybe working in your flower bed or garden for an hour or two every day. Not even every day, maybe about 4 times a week is all.
The human body is designed to be active, so utilize what you were built for and take advantage of it.
Along with the exercise, you need to learn to eat right. This may take a bit longer to learn, but it can be done. Aside from it being healthy, the proper food intake will give you the energy to help stay consistent with your exercise program.
Now, don’t get all out of whack with the eating stuff right away, just use good judgment when you do put food in your body. Remember, you’ve got one body, how are you treating it? Would you put kerosene in a Ferrari? Think about that for a bit.
Oh, and here’s a little tip for you. If you’re wondering if what you’re about to eat is healthy for you or not, chances are it’s NOT!
Again, use common sense and quit don’t things that are NOT healthy for you!